WIT Software has unveiled its Live TV application for the iPhone, enabling Vodafone Portugal iPhone 3G users to watch live TV. According to WIT, this is one of the first live TV applications for the iPhone to be launched commercially in a mobile operator. It was developed by WIT, in close cooperation with Vodafone Portugal.
What makes the application unique, according to WIT Software CEO Luis Silva is: The use of mobile standards, commonly used by mobile operators, and the ability to use 3G. With this application, mobile operators do not have to change anything on their network and subscribers can use the service anywhere in the country, as long as they have 3G coverage.
The application is available for free on the Portuguese AppStore as Vodafone Mobile TV and can be used by any Vodafone Portugal customer. The application is also available for licensing for other mobile operators willing to extend its Mobile TV offering to iPhone 3G subscribers. Among other features, it supports fast channel switching, enabling the user to zap TV channels as they do at home..
WIT has developed a competence centre for iPhone Application Development. Live TV is its third application certified by Apple recently. The iPhone MMS Client and Mobile ATM application are also available on the AppStore, also for Vodafone Portugal iPhone 3G customers.